Tuesday, March 30, 2010

HOT Open Tournament - Results -




"HOT" is the abbreviation for Heart of Texas Petanque Club in Austin under Club President Arsene Dupin. They just celebrated their Second Annual Open Tournament in which usually Clubs from all over Texas get together to match their skills. Teams From Dallas, San Antonio, Houston and Austin also a Miami/Philly Team showed up due that when Arsene visited Miami at the beginning of the Year and we played Petanque at the Biltmore Hotel, He mentioned to Me about the Tournament and at that Time I wanted to visit and Play in it.

I was impressed by the City of Austin, what a beautiful City with lots of Culture plenty of Restaurants and Night Life even though Arsene wants to keep this a secret so no more People will decide to move in and spoil the Fun.

I visited and Played in every playing area they had available, The French Legation, Pease Park and The most Beautiful of them all in Lakeway Park, with a Lake in the background Picnic tables Barbeque Area and Plenty of space for the Kids to Play and I forgot to mention Two well design Petanque Areas that will make up for four Courts with a large sign with the Rules and several Scoreboards and just about 40 minutes from Downtown.

The Tournament was on Sunday and Players started gathering at The French Legation a little after 8:00AM.
There was a total of 24 Teams participating.

The Tournament of well planed and Run from beginning to end with the Help of everyone in the Club.

The weather was just perfect throughout the Weekend and after all was Said and Done the Final ended just before Dark at around 7:30PM with the win of the favorite local Team of Amine Najha and Arsene Dupin on a close and very exciting Final 13/11.

 Final Results:

1st Place   Amine Najah and Magikhana Arsene Dupin

2nd Place  Juan Garcia and Mamary Coulibaly

3rd Place   Michel Costa and Fernando Triana


PICTURES - Heart of Texas Open Tournament

Also Visit The Heart of Texas PC Website for more info on this Event:

http://heartoftexas.wordpress.com/

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Florida Trophy Tournament -Results-

WINNERS OF TOURNAMENTS SUNDAY, MARCH 21ST, 2010 SO.FLA.PETANQUE CLUB FLA.TROPHY


Tournament
 
#1-CLAUDE LOPEZ


GUY LABOUYRIE

#2-GILLES CANESSE

JUAN GARCIA

#3-ROGER ARPAIA

MARC VEDRINEs

#4-YANNIS DEVERT

JACKY MARTINEZ

#5-MICHEL DECHAPPE

JOSEPH DELPUPPO

1st Consolante

#1-CHRISTIAN COTE


MICHEL CROUZILLAT

 #2-AARON KIANOFSKY

JO ELLA MANALAN

#3-CLAUDE LAUHLE

BERNARD MARTIN

#4-GERARD REUTHER

JEAN BANCHET

#5-PHILIPPE TRIPOULE

FRANK RIVAY

2nd Consolante

#1- JEAN ROLLAND


MARIEKE ROLLAND

#2-ANDRE POULIN

FRANCE GUILBERT

#3-RAYMOND MAISTRI

REGGIE ARGENTIERI

#4-PIERRE LALLINEC

DANIEL WACHTL

#5-JOHN WILDNER

WAYNE RUMPF


Florida Trophy PICTURES


Results Submitted by Armand Lallinec, South Florida Petanque Club President.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Last (so far) but not least: Int'l of Chalon sur Saone, France




Possibly one of the toughest summer tournament for which the FPUSA has received an invitation for one or two Triplettes plus Coach; bed and full board provided from friday noon thru sunday noon. More about it there:


Yet, more about it here:
Chalon is about half way between Paris and Marseilles by TGV (Hi speed train) and can be reached from either city in less than 3 hours, a little more by car.
Chalon is amid ... burgundy; well not too far; and if you are a fan of the "Macon" wine (kind of a Chardonnay), this is the place to go and play P├ętanque between September 10 thru 12th.


Beware though, this tournament is a qualifier to the "Masters", which makes it accessible to top notch players only, endorsed by the FPUSA Sport Commitee.
Registration as usual with Robert C PIERRE, int'l events coordinator: RCPIERREsq@hotmail.com


Saturday, March 13, 2010

More opportunities to represent the FPUSA in Europe!



IBIZA, the most famous Balearic island, 50 miles off Valencia, Spain coast
A great opportunity to combine an early tan, your best Petanque skills, and brush up your spanish.
The Federacion Balear de Petanca, has kindly invited the FPUSA to send one triplette with a coach to enter in their annual int'l tournament, scheduled this year from May 28th thru 30th.
Bed and full board provided from friday noon thru sunday noon. Team supporters welcome for a small fee.
FPUSA sport Commitee endorsement mandatory, please register with:
Robert C PIERRE, int'l events coordinator ( RCPIERREsq@hotmail.com ) by 4/30th at the latest to secure accommodation and additional details.
Don't know where Ibiza island is ?
That should help: http://www.ibizamaps.net/

Monday, March 08, 2010

SE Regional Doubles Tournament

These are the results for the SE Doubles Tournament in Boca Raton, FL. under some great weather for a change.


1st Place : John Rolland - Roger Arpaia


2nd : Gilles Canesse - Salem Taouti

3rd: Herb Diamond - Michel Robicheau